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6.22 Farming Week: presented from the North by KEN FORD
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV JOHN JACKSON


Unknown: John Jackson

: Today

Introduced by Desmond Lynam Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35* and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Bindles Take a Holiday



Unknown: Herbert Jenkins
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

aided by David Jessel, Sheridan Morley, Mavis Nicholson, Lance Percival, Esther Rantzen, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

How do slugs reproducer If, as I believe, each slug is both male and female - do they need a mater
The team tells of the problems of a teenage slug and deals with another batch of your wildlife questions.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)
Questions to Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

nem, p 30; Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee (BBC bb 293); Canticle 5; Acts 24, vv 17-26 (rsv); Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass (BBC HB 178)

: Morning Story

The Scarf by N. L. DAY
Read by Annette Crosbie
Emma - pink tip of her tongue touching her upper Up in concentration - picked up the silk, its folds giving way to luxuriant length, shimmering in the midday sunshine. By turns jade. then emerald, the scarf seemed alive in her fingers ... Producer TANIA GARNER


Unknown: N. L. Day
Read By: Annette Crosbie
Producer: Tania Garner

: News

: Down Your Way

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Girls in Blue: a day in the life of a woman police constable observed by SYLVIA MARGOLIS.
Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A IAA


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Sylvia Margolis.

: Desert Island Discs

Robert Robinson , journalist, broadcaster and author
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
The Lady Drives an ' Artie ': DEIRDRE RAYSON , woman in the world of the heavy goods vehicle.
Only Child's Play?: ANN HEYNO uncovers the importance of play in a child's development.
Anti-Mass, Anti-materialism: BERNARD JACKSON visits the craftsmen's guild of Sts Joseph and Dominick at Ditchling.
Norfolk Child by JANE WHITE abridged by ANN REES -JONES read by Eileen Atkins
First of five instalments
I remember our arrival at the house as a smell of leaves and of apples drying - a wooden staircase and our feet thundering on it! (Music: Shostakovich's Symphony No 1) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Deirdre Rayson
Unknown: Ann Heyno
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Jane White
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Eileen Atkins
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Waiting for the Postman by ANNE ROGERS


Unknown: Anne Rogers

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Fool on the Hill

: Story Time

The Nightcomers by ERIC AMBLER , abridged in ten parts by LOUIS BATTYE Read by Gary Watson 1: The Officers Arrive
I am a reasonable man but my companions are a little different. They may look for other satisfactions. Things may grow difficult ... Understanding is a fine thing but sometimes it is better to carry a revolver. Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Eric Ambler
Read By: Gary Watson

: PM Reports

Gordon Clough
5.50 Financial -Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: The Men from the Ministry

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Postal Disorder with NORMA RONALD. RONALD BADDILEY and JOHN GRAHAM. Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Norma Ronald.
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham.
Written By: Edward Taylor
Written By: John Graham
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Ray Gowdridge


Unknown: Ray Gowdridge

: Frank Muir Goes into ... The Visual Arts

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks on the humour of the subiect. and the voices of: PETER SELLERS, IRENE BANDL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Irene Bandl
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Davis

: The Monday Play

A radio play by FREDERICK BRADNUM, based on the novel Two on a Tower by THOMAS HARDY, with Sarah Badel, Michael Kitchen. The lady of the manor scarcely knows of the existence of a tower on her estate until a young man from the village starts using it to look at the stars.
(Rptd: next Sunday 2.30 pm)


Play By: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Producer: Jane Graham
Viviette, Lady Constantine: Sarah Badel
Louis Glanville: Christopher Bidmead
Dobbs: Peter Whitman
Swithin St Cleeve: Michael Kitchen
Granny Martin: Susan Richards
Tabitha Lark: Emily Richard
Hannah Underwood: Gladys Spencer
Rev Talkingham: Denis McCarthy
Bishop of Melchester: Haydn Jones
Verger: Peter Whitman
Capt Humfrey: Malcolm Hayes

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer CHRIS SWANN Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Chris Swann
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: John Tusa
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime: The Power-House

by John Buchan
Read by Noel Johnson (1)
'All the same,' said Leithen, 'I once played the chief part in a rather exciting business without ever once budging from London. And the joke of it was that the man who went out to look for adventure only saw a bit of the game, and I who sat in my chambers saw it all and pulled the strings. " They also serve who only stand and wait." you know.'


Author: John Buchan
Reader: Noel Johnson
Producer: Gordon Emslie

: The Financial World Tonight

Book. How Money Works, 40p, from bookshops

: Think Tank

The views of young people on seven contemporary questions - and the solutions they propose.
Proceedings chaired by Jill Burridge with Dr Edward de Bono attempting to steer a logical course.
1: The Teenage Drinking Habit, and How to Get it Under Control Super-bot would satisfy the advertisers and the drinkers, but not make you drunk.' Producer PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Dr Edward de Bono
Producer: Pat Taylor

: News

preceded by Weather

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